Ortho Graduate Students Honored
Three graduate students in department of orthodontics recently received awards and honors. Carlos Nurko, DDS, MS, first year resident was named diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and received the IADR/Colgate "Research in Prevention Travel Award" at the 80th IADR General Session in March for "Effect of an Infant Oral Health Educational Program for Caries Prevention." He received $2,000 for expenses to attend the IADR General Session.Nurko also received the Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship Award (To start July 2002) from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation. He is waiting for the official confirmation of the award amount. Kim Edwards, DMD, second year resident and Darren Ravassipour DDS, and second year resident received membership in the Alpha Epsilon Lambda, a national honor society for graduate and professional students. The AEL recognizes students who have distinguished themselves in leadership, scholarship and intellectual development, contributions to the academic department and university and ethical behavior. Edwards and Ravassipour were honored, along with other graduate students, April 17 at a dinner at the Carolina Club.